I usually post about techie stuff I manage to do successfully, but W32.SillyFDC is a nasty little virus that is getting me down.
I’m not in the IT Department, yet I somehow manage to do what they can’t. It’s often virus related, as our network is as secure as public park on Sunday. Hey, they’re busy, so let’s not fault them for anything.
I also have this uncanny ability to make electronics work by merely standing next to it. I can’t explain it, but it’s happened time and time again that something, usually a computer (but often DVD players too) don’t work an several people try to get it to work.
When eventually they give up, they call me over (and the more this happens the more I get called over). When I ask them to show me what they’re doing that causes the problem, it miraculously works. Electronics like me, what can I say.
So down in The Dungeon, a supposedly haunted, windowless office, downloading of anything is rife. ICQ was on one of the computers and when a virus came knocking an ignorant somebody answered and poof, W32.SillyFDC was in my life.
Because these things frequently try to copy itself onto my zip-drive or over the network into my shared folder, it’s in my interest to remove them when the IT guys say they can’t. Which is often.
But W32.SillyFDC has me stumped.
I’ve followed at least 4 tutorials from different sources on how to remove this little shit. I’ve deleted files and registry keys, in Safe Mode and normal mode. I’ve used AVG, Norton and Spyware Doctor and nobody can get rid of it. Even my usual saviour, Spybot Search & Destroy couldn’t help me. Hijack this wasn’t much help, but I guess I can explore that more.
The annoying thing is the virus programs tend to pick it up, but when they delete it, the thing just copies itself again. Norton, for instance, goes into an infinite loop and everytime it finds and deletes the virus, the virus just copies itself. Over and over again.
So if anybody has the sure-fire solution for getting rid of W32.SillyFDC, then please do let me know.